David Schorr 30May2013 Yiddish Book Center
Topics Yiddish Book Center
, National Yiddish Book Center
, Wexler Oral History Project
, Jewish culture
, Family History and stories, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional life, Education, Religion and Ritual, Family traditions, Jewish Holidays, Israel, Yiddish Book Center, Transmission, Jewish community, Travel Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Religion and ritual, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Israel, Transmission, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish community, Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Florida, Gratz College, Beth Chiam Religious school, Florida Atlantic University, 1930s-present, reform orthodox
David Schorr, retired forensic engineer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on May 30, 2013 in Amherst, MA.
Producer Yiddish Book Center (Chad)Audio/Visual sound, color
David was born in Philadelphia on April 6, 1931. He is married with four children & eight grandchildren. He has lived in Philadelphia all his life, and now resides in Florida five months a year. He considers himself a self-educated Jew. He studied for his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University. That would lead to David getting his M.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his post graduate work at Northwestern University. While there, he helped to develop a Jewish Education program. David spent 10 years as the Principal of a Hebrew school. From there, he taught at Beth Or for 5 years.
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To cite this interview: David Schorr Oral History Interview, interviewed by Bina Addes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, May 30, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/DavidSchorr30may2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])